Mandarin Chinese Daily Conversation for Adults

January 17, 2021 to March 7, 2021
8 weeks / 16 class hours
Sundays 2 hours
3-5pm Eastern; 2-4pm Central, 1-3pm Mountain, 12-2pm Pacific

Instructor: Ge
Location: Online via Zoom
Level: Beginner
Age: Adults 18+
Class Size: Minimum 2 students; Maximum 4 students

Materials Needed: All material will be provided.

How do I know this level is right for me? What am I expected to know already? What are the prerequisites?
Students should know the basic Chinese Pinyin and pronunciation. Understanding of grammar is not necessary, but students should have a working vocabulary of at least 500 words.

What can I expect to learn?
By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with the following:
Introductions, greetings/farewells, asking for directions, ordering food and drinks, talking about family, life, and business.

Cost: $275

Payments options are as follows:
Pay in full by December 31, 2020: $275
Hold your spot today and pay the rest by December 31, 2020: $285 ($50 deposit. Additional $235 paid by December 31, 2020.)
Hold your spot and pay the rest by January 8, 2021: $300 ($50 deposit now. Additional $250 paid by January 8, 2021).

Payment is accepted by credit card, Venmo, Zelle, Google Pay, and Paypal.

about the instructor

Ge is a native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese. She has a Bachelors in Economics from Guangdong Business University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

She worked as a service manager in California for 7 years while also teaching Chinese classes for adults for a local community organization. In 2005, she co-founded The Council of Overseas Chinese Services, a non-profit that aims to help overseas Chinese better integrate into all aspects of American society. It helps build understanding of education, healthcare, law, technology, and services within Chinese-American communities. The organization also works to promote understanding of Chinese culture among Americans in order to bridge communities.

Ge has also worked teaching private Chinese lessons for several American families moving to China for work purposes.

Ge gives back to the communities around her both on her own and through her organization. A few examples include mobilizing people post-Harvey services and providing training for other emergency scenarios.

She has received training in emergency intervention, legal advocacy, community service, medical interpretation, and homelessness prevention. Ge speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English fluently. She also has experience with Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. She was also  trained in American Sign Language and Chinese Sign Language.

Ge is passionate about teaching Chinese language and culture. She tries to include much more than just language in her lessons. Her experience in healthcare, business, social work, and education help her meet every client’s diverse needs and connect with them where they are.